8 Ways To Rock Your Plank (Even If You Suck At It Now)
Planks are a fantastic recovery & strength exercise (for those of you who love your H.I.I.T, dropping to plank during your recovery intervals is a great way to bring your heart rate down and keep your body working). They can also be done anywhere, need no equipment, and get easier with time.
Planks are core heaven, but they work everything else too… when they’re done properly. Read below for tips on how you can make yours more rockin’, even if you suck at it now. :)
ROCK YOUR PLANK TIPS
Note: I mention cues for “from the hands” planks below, but tips for forearm planks OR planks from the knees are essentially the same! Just make sure your elbows/hands line up with your shoulders.
1. WIDEN YOUR BASE. The wider your base, the easier it is to balance: take feet wide apart, instead of having them together. Hands should also be shoulder width apart or wider: whereever’s comfortable. SPREAD your fingers: a wider base through the hands and weight in the palm will help too. (As you get better, take the feet in more narrow to make it challenging).